We did not know how crowded and crazy it would be along the path of the total eclipse in Wyoming. We wanted to be in place several days beforehand, but we kept getting kicked out of areas that we thought were on public land.
We worked our way quickly west to stage ourselves for the eclipse. We camped along lakes in Mississippi and Arkansas, in the sand hills of Nebraska, and finally in our beloved Wyoming mountains.
We took a long road trip to Wyoming to see the total eclipse. We could have made a day trip to north Georgia to see it, but we’ve been wanting to return to the West for a long time. We decided to kill two birds with one stone by seeing the eclipse out in Wyoming.
We have just completed the process of buying a live aboard boat, and in many ways the process is more complicated and expensive than buying a house.
I think I may have found a way to get into bike touring. The concept is called “credit card touring.” This is a lazy and lightweight way to do some miles on your bicycle. You don’t carry much more than a “credit card” when you tour.
Several cruise lines are offering cruises that visit Cuba. They vary widely in price as well as the number of days actually spent in Cuban ports. I’m wondering if it is finally time for us to take a cruise to Cuba.
This was our favorite “hang out” town on our last Mexico trip. Guanajuato has just the right mix of colonial architecture, varied geography, great climate, interesting sites, and just enough tourists to make it a fun place to spend a few days (or more.)
Our first major destination on our Mexican ghost towns trip was the old mining town of Real de Catorce. The spirits are kept a bay during the day by the crush of day trippers, but the area’s spiritual energy can be felt as dusk falls, or as you hike into the abandoned ruins that surround the town.
We have returned from our two-week trip visiting some ghost towns and World Heritage sites in the San Luis Potosi region of Mexico. Because time was short, we did a whirlwind tour that included many bus rides, a car rental, and a lot of hotel one-night stands. We’ve come back with an appreciation for Mexico’s smaller towns, and have both made New Year’s resolutions to improve our Spanish.
I’m taking a couple of weeks off as B. and I travel down to Mexico for awhile. We will be visiting ghost towns in the Mexican Sierra. I’ll see all y’all the second week in January! Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family.